Here’s the truth about small businesses in America.
For the time being, most business owners can hire who they want, fire who they want, and in some cases, refuse to serve individuals they don’t want to serve.
Most people might not agree with these freedoms, but as of right now the constitution allows business owners these liberties.
But right now liberals and Muslims are crying foul because a Dentist decided to fire a recently hired Muslim because of something she did in his office.
Once you see the story let us know what you think about his decision. Was he out of line, or was this completely justifiable considering his business practices.
A Virginia dentist let a Muslim employee go after he discovered something she hid from him during her job interview and her first two days of work.
When Chuck Joo of Fair Oaks Dental Care in Fairfax County, hired Najaf Khan to work in his office, she came to work as most people who work in medical offices do — in scrubs.
However, on her third day of employment, Khan came to work wearing a hijab, a headscarf female Muslims wear.
Joo asked Khan to remove the hijab and presented her with an ultimatum — remove the hijab or lose her job.
“When I said that I would not compromise my religion for that, he held the door open for me and I walked out,” Khan said, reported WRC-TV
Joo told WRC-TV that he doesn’t allow open displays of religion at his business because he wants to keep the atmosphere neutral.
He added if his employees wanted to wear a hat, it needed to be a surgical one for sanitary purposes.
The Council on American Islamic Relations responded, stating, “No employee should face termination because of his or her faith or religious practices. We call on Fair Oaks Dental Care to reinstate the Muslim employee and to offer her reasonable religious accommodation as mandated by law.”
It’s doubtful that will happen since both parties have reached a hijab impasse.
It’s unfortunate that things had to work out this way. Had Khan been honest about her intention of wearing her hijab to work, and wore it during her interview with Joo, this scenario likely wouldn’t have happened.
Whether or not it is true, it appeared as though Khan intentionally set out to deceive Joo, which would understandably upset anyone.
All things considered if the Dentist had decided to let a Christian go because they kept wearing a cross to work and refused to stop that would be acceptable too.
Again, whether or not someone agrees with this decision doesn’t mean it’s not the right thing to do.
So tell us, do you fell like Joo was well within his rights and should have been allowed to let this woman go given the circumstances?
Tell us what you think in the comments below.